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Salette Tavares (1922-1994) was a Portuguese writer, theorist, and visual artist. She was a member of the experimental poetry group PO.EX and was involved in the publication of the first issues of Poesia Experimental. Her books includeQuadrada (1967), Lex Icon (1971), Obra Poética 1957-1971 (1992), and Poesia Gráfica (1995). Her spatial poems were exhibited at the 2014 retrospective, Salette Tavares: Spatial Poetry, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.

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Charles North’s twelfth poetry collection, Everything and Other Poems (The Song Cave, 2020), was named a NY Times New and Noteworthy Book. En Face, his collaboration with artist Trevor Winkfield, is just out from MAB Books.

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Carolyn Ferrucci is a queer poet from and in New York City who writes about the weather.

from Revolutionary Letters

Diane di Prima authored 27 volumes of poetry, including Revolutionary Letters, which has just been published in a new and expanded edition on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the original, returning the book to City Lights’ Pocket Poets Series. The poems published here are among the 18 new poems published in the new edition.

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Ryan Murphy is the author of 3 books of poems, Millbrook, The Redcoats, and Down with the Ship. He lives in the Hudson Valley.

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Matt Reeck lives in Brooklyn with his family. He's interested in chronicles, translations, reading, promoting the work of Abdlekébir Khatibi and other writers, and poetic forms.

from O.B.B.

The former Queens Borough Poet Laureate (2010–14), Paolo Javier was born in the Philippines and grew up in Las Piñas, Metro Manila; Katonah, Westchester County; El-Ma’adi, Cairo; Burnaby and North Delta, Metro Vancouver. He’s produced three albums of sound poetry with Listening Center (David Mason), including the limited edition pamphlet/cassette Ur’lyeh/ Aklopolis and the booklet/cassette Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours. The recipient of a 2021 Rauschenberg Foundation Artist Grant, Paolo Javier was a featured artist in Greater NY 2015 and Queens International 2018: Volumes. His fifth full-length book of poetry, O.B.B., a (weird postcolonial techno dream-pop) comics poem that also includes illustrations by Alex Tarampi and Ernest Concepcion, has just been published by Nightboat Books. He lives with his family in Queens.

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NOV 2021

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